Award winning Christian fiction author Susan Preston’s series is set in the late 1st century AD. Originally inspired by a Bible study, curiosity, then fascination took over and early Christianity comes to life in her writing.
Preston brings early Christianity to life by writing fiction based on fact for people who enjoy Biblical history.
Research, fascination and curiosity took over and thus began this series where characters became ‘family.’
Life experiences were not always happy – the death of a son, then in 2013 the death of her husband. The emotions from all her experiences contribute to her writing prowess.
Award-winning author of Christian, historical fiction Susan Preston brings to her writing a great deal of life experience, emotional wisdom and diverse skills. Such as being a registered nursing sister with experience in psychotherapy, a mother, a registered trainer and assessor, and graduate of a Bible college in Perth, Australia. As a Christian, Preston takes her faith seriously and treats her research as a combination of treasure hunt and mystery tour. Her work has been described as masterfully blending elements from scripture into a compelling story. Her response to the comment was that the characters are real to her.
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In a temporary departure from her main genre, Susan Preston shares her experience in navigating the learning curve and living at the end of an oxygen tube. People on oxygen and caregivers alike will benefit from this book written by someone on Home Oxygen.
She says, “Home oxygen therapy does not ‘fix’ things the way they were, but helps improve the present.”
This is why she wrote…
The 'Living at the end of an Oxygen Tube' non-fiction book
As someone who lives on the end of an oxygen tube she has firsthand experience of the challenges, the changes, and the planning required to do formerly simple things. She shares this in Living on the end of an Oxygen Tube.
As a former Community Care Nursing Sister she understands the challenge of chronic illness on the sufferer and the family. (She says the word ‘patient’ describes the training process people have to plod through while waiting in clinics, in hospitals and treatment.)
Only a few years ago, with a Trainer and Assessor qualification, she produced manuals for her students. Not ‘traditional’ manuals where steps are skipped, she produced illustrated manuals with ‘all steps shown.’
The onset of the conditions requiring supplemental oxygen might have been slow, but the ‘invasion’ of the oxygen equipment and her need to find ways to adjust felt sudden to her. She searched online bookstores for something written by someone in the same position – and found none. Yes, there are helpful book written by people in the helping profession – but they are not connected to that oxygen tube twenty-four hours a day.
Hence this book. Susan M B Preston documents the changes to the home, life, and way someone on full-time oxygen has to adjust.
As reviewer Stella Budrikis says in her evaluation of the book…
“Health professionals, technicians and the suppliers of equipment will provide you with lots of helpful information. Perhaps too much information. It’s likely to be overwhelming at first. And since it’s unlikely that they’ve ever had to live day in, day out, with an oxygen tube, there are aspects of being on home oxygen therapy that they’ve probably never even thought of. Can you keep your cat? How do you use a public toilet while carrying a portable oxygen cylinder? How do you respond to an invitation to attend a wedding reception?
What you need is a friend who has been there, done that and can speak from first-hand experience.
That is where Susan Preston steps in. She has written the sort of book she wished she could have had herself when she first started home oxygen therapy. It’s a book that deals frankly and in detail with the problems that crop up when you’re living “at the end of an oxygen tube”, as well as the more obvious issues of how to handle the equipment and benefit from it.”
Stella Budrikis, MB BS
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